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Old 09-22-2004, 12:38 PM   #1
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I can hear my jaw squeaking when I chew and stuff. It sounds like it's coming from the right side where the mandible attaches to the skull below my ear. I figured it'd go away on its own, but it's been a week now...

I didn't get into a fight or do anything that I can remember to mess with it.

Would you make an appointment to see the doctor over a squeaky jaw??
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:39 PM   #3
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you have TMJ-D
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:40 PM   #4
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I told you this would happen if you didnt stop sleep'n with that horse.
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:41 PM   #5
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:45 PM   #6
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happened with me once...more of a complex
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:49 PM   #7
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To much gobble the weiner, eh gov'nah? *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:51 PM   #8
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:21 PM   #9
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I told you this would happen if you didnt stop sleep'n with that horse.
What the hell could you possibly be talking about??! I spent two hours with that girl on the couch. I was taking one for the team. Being a good wing man and all that crap.

I'm a hero, dammit! I should be praised for my sacrifice! :frown:
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:23 PM   #10
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I can hear my jaw squeaking when I chew and stuff. It sounds like it's coming from the right side where the mandible attaches to the skull below my ear. I figured it'd go away on its own, but it's been a week now...

I didn't get into a fight or do anything that I can remember to mess with it.

Would you make an appointment to see the doctor over a squeaky jaw??
Mine was much worse (actually locking and popping), I went to the doctor and he did jack sh*t. I did recieve a $35 bill though. There's nothing really they can do.
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:25 PM   #11
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At least your woman's happy, right?

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Old 09-22-2004, 01:29 PM   #12
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To much gobble the weiner, eh gov'nah? *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*
hahahah, man, now I wanna go home and watch Dana Carvey standup. Funny stuff.
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:29 PM   #13
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I can hear my jaw squeaking when I chew and stuff. It sounds like it's coming from the right side where the mandible attaches to the skull below my ear. I figured it'd go away on its own, but it's been a week now...

I didn't get into a fight or do anything that I can remember to mess with it.

Would you make an appointment to see the doctor over a squeaky jaw??
Many people have it (including me). Go to your doctor and he'll send to to a dentist probably.
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:30 PM   #14
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Stop blowing Pyonir. That should help.
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:56 PM   #15
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Stop blowing Pyonir. That should help.

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Old 09-22-2004, 01:58 PM   #16
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To much gobble the weiner, eh gov'nah? *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*
hahahah, man, now I wanna go home and watch Dana Carvey standup. Funny stuff.
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:03 PM   #17
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:06 PM   #18
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Maybe there's a mouse in there.
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:10 PM   #19
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I can hear my jaw squeaking when I chew and stuff. It sounds like it's coming from the right side where the mandible attaches to the skull below my ear. I figured it'd go away on its own, but it's been a week now...

I didn't get into a fight or do anything that I can remember to mess with it.

Would you make an appointment to see the doctor over a squeaky jaw??
Mine was much worse (actually locking and popping), I went to the doctor and he did jack sh*t. I did recieve a $35 bill though. There's nothing really they can do.
Absolutely not true. The fact is that Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) is multisymptomatic and has multifactorial causes, some of which are idiopathic. Many things can be going on. If there is a "squeaking" then something is not functioning in the TMJ as it should. Treatment for TMJD is difficult and you need to go to someone that specializes in treating such things. The doctor needs to do an evaluation to see if it is a muscle problem (more common than you would think, clenched muscles shorten over time and cause malfunctions in joints) or a bone/ligament problem, or both. Evaluations for cases with pain (the pain can be extreme for many patients) may involve some type of image of the joint to be taken, x-ray, MRI, or others.

The usual treatment for jaw squeaks and small pops is to do nothing if there is no pain. Usually the doctor will talk to the patient about the fact that there is a malfunction but treating can make it worse before it gets better. Usual first line treatment is splint therapy where the patient will wear a small acrylic nightguard designed to increase muscle length (the patient clenches on the guard which is 10mm thick). If that doesn't work than drug therapy may be started, including musclerelaxers, painkillers, and antianxiety meds.

My suggestion to Rumpltzer would be to go see a dentist if you are worried about it. You may be more stressed than you think and a nightguard is a good idea anyhow, they don't cost all the much for what they prevent (beware of OTC nightguards, they can do more damage than good, fit is everything and a one size fits all doesn't work).

Kev, it sounds like you went to the wrong doctor or the right doctor did a bad job of explaining things. The $35 is for the office visit but he should have at least explained things better. I hope this post helps.

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Old 09-22-2004, 02:36 PM   #20
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Ha! It only took 18 posts (two of which are mine) to get a real answer!! Thanks jst0ney!

I don't have any pain, just squeaking.

I do know that I clench my teeth when I sleep. If I take a nap during the day, I wake up with a sore jaw; girlfriends have complained about the audible grinding and "chomping" for years; and I'm pretty sure I'm slowly wearing down my front teeth. Maybe I've worn down the joint already. That'd suck because I'm going to have to live with it for another 80 years.

I think I can come up with a reason to see my primary care physician, and I'll ask her about the squeaking at the same time.

Again, thanks for the info jst0ney.
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:42 PM   #21
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:48 PM   #23
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Old 09-22-2004, 03:15 PM   #24
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jst0ney, I meant that a regular doc, which the OP is planning on going to, can't do anything. They will probably prescribe anti inflammatories, but if its a real problem you need a specialist.
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Old 09-23-2004, 02:44 AM   #25
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jst0ney, I meant that a regular doc, which the OP is planning on going to, can't do anything. They will probably prescribe anti inflammatories, but if its a real problem you need a specialist.


true true, for this type of problem it is best to see someone in the dental field or a carniofacial specialist.
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